Budalangi NG-CDF committee has been urged to set aside funds for the installation of lightning arresters in all learning institutions to ensure the safety of learners.
Addressing parents, teachers, students and education stakeholders during a tree planting drive at Bunyala Technical and Vocational College, Bunyala Deputy County Commissioner Dr Paul Papa expressed concerns over rising cases of deaths caused by thunderstorms in the past few days.
He told leaders not to take the matter lightly and instead move with speed to save learners from lightning calamities especially at this time when El Nino rains are pouring down.
“In order to save our learners and the local community from thunder attacks, there is urgent need to install lightning arresters in schools especially at this time when the El Nino rain is on,” he said, inviting area MP and the NG-CDF to take action.
On rising cases of early pregnancies in the sub-county, he warned that stern action will be taken against those involved.
“I am warning those who have developed a habit of engaging in love affairs with female learners that stern action will be taken against them,” he said, cautioning teachers against falling into the love trap with their students.
Budalangi NG-CDF manager Ernest Lwande assured the technical and vocational college that the committee will give needy students bursaries to enable them complete their courses.
By Gilbert Ochieng’
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